Guide to Driving In Papua New Guinea - Drive Safe in Papua New Guinea

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Papua New Guinea and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

75 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

75 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Papua New Guinea on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Papua New Guinea is PGK
urban
To rent a car is  18 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Papua New Guinea 1.85 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Papua New Guinea

Driving in Papua New Guinea
Pocket guide to driving in Papua New Guinea
Profile:
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby
PGK
Driving in Papua New Guinea
SPEED: (kph)
60
75
75
Speed limit in Papua New Guinea
Holiday:
Rush hour in Papua New Guinea
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Papua New Guinea
FUEL:
1.85
1.54
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Papua New Guinea
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Papua New Guinea
MIN AGE:
18
18
Min driving age in Papua New Guinea
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Papua New Guinea
EMERGENCY:
112,111,110
Emergency phone number in Papua New Guinea
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Papua New Guinea
PHONES:
No Law
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Papua New Guinea
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Papua New Guinea

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Papua New Guinea?

In Papua New Guinea you drive on the left. Driving can be quite difficult in Papua New Guinea due to its tropical climate and lack of unpaved roads. The countryside roads can be particularly bad during the rainy seasons. Carjacking may occur so we advise to be extra cautious especially when driving at night. There are also checkpoints in Papua New Guinea so make sure you have your licence and vehicle registration available to hand over.
 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 111

Police Ambulance: 110

Notes:

DieselUnleaded
Jan , 2014

€ 1.54

€ 1.85

Jan , 2008

€ 1.32

€ 1.38

Jan , 2004

€ 0.81

€ 1.19

Jan , 2000

€ 0.34

€ 0.54

Parking Information

Parking regulations

There are various parking schemes, whereby you buy a parking ticket at booths or Season tickets may be purchased.  Parking tickets must be displayed in the windscreen .  Auxillary policeman are employed to sell the tickets at the booths and also the inspect the displayed tickets.  These policeman also work as street wardens and security guards for parked cars. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 111

Police Ambulance: 110

The emergency number in Papua New Guinea is 112 for the police, 111 for fire and 110 for ambulance.

What to do in an emergency

If you are involved in an accident and feel you are in danger you should leave the scene immediately, drive to a safe location and alert the police. Carjacking is common in Papua New Guinea.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Call the police! - Singautim polis!
Thank you - Tenkyu
How much is this? - an li ken esun e ni kepeken mani mute seme?
Do you speak English? - Yu save long tok inglis, a?
Hello - Gude

Papua New Guinea Fuel Price History

DieselUnleaded
Jan , 2014

€ 1.54

€ 1.85

Jan , 2008

€ 1.32

€ 1.38

Jan , 2004

€ 0.81

€ 1.19

Jan , 2000

€ 0.34

€ 0.54

Jan , 1998

€ 0.30

€ 0.44

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2014 1.54 1.85
Jan , 2008 1.32 1.38
Jan , 2004 0.81 1.19
Jan , 2000 0.34 0.54
Jan , 1998 0.30 0.44
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